BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Block Party was held on Saturday, and police aren’t messing around in Columbia County.
Saturday was the day students and non-students come to town to party.
The Bloomsburg Block Party has been a controversy in the community for years.
Some residents feel the boozy bash is nothing but a headache.
Several outdoor parties have permits, but cops said they know they will be dealing with unregulated parties which could be fined up to $1,000.
The Bloomsburg Police Chief said his department has the largest police presence ever for the weekend, which includes officers from surrounding counties, Hershey, and the Poconos.
As of 7 p.m., police said about 70 people were arrested at the block party.
“We were here earlier this year, compared to last year, prior years we didn’t see their ramping up till after 12, and we have recognized this it’s much earlier, so we were here earlier,” said Chief Roger Vanloan.
The extra officers from other communities are paid for by a pair of state grants.